In comic book character tradition, Silver Sablinova has a complicated family past: Her mother abused her, her father was never home, and she took her mounting anger out on others as she grew up. Upon her father’s death, she learns the reason for his absence: He was off traveling the world, hunting down international criminals. Struck with emotions she can barely define, she adopts the moniker of Silver Sable and takes her father’s place as head of his Wild Pack, training her hardest to become a mercenary worthy of leading the group.
The sense of confidence she builds within herself given time and dedication is clearly evident in TheCastJacker’s art. The pose she strikes says “I’m in charge,” and the way Kunis’ face is rendered only reinforces that notion. Silver Sable’s outfit has changed a few times over the years — sometimes she appears with a headband, sometimes with some gadgets hanging off a belt or a strap — but TheCastJacker’s piece is closest to her appearance in 2018’s PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man. Either way, it’s undeniably in line with Silver Sable’s sleek style.
As Marvel Comics and MCU fans alike continue to twiddle their thumbs and wonder how soon a Silver & Black-esque production will get greenlit, art like this is a welcome addition to the discourse, keeping hopes high and interest intact. One can only hope some Black Cat fan-casting art is on its way next.